Distractions due to infotainment can cause auto accidents

Distracted driving is a problematic issue in Florida. With new laws being implemented to make the roads safer by cracking down on the practice, any strategy to improve safety is initially welcomed. While distracted driving is often believed to be due to a driver using a cellphone, there are many ways to be distracted. Ironically, one - infotainment systems - have been installed in newer vehicles specifically so drivers will not be distracted.

Recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that infotainment systems are distracting drivers and older drivers are particularly affected. When there are auto accidents, this can be critical for those seeking compensation in lawsuit.

Five reasons to hire a personal injury attorney

A car crash can range from a minor accident to a life-altering incident. For example, a stop sign slow-speed fender bender isn’t often a reason to hire a personal injury attorney. Driving through a legal green light and getting side-swiped by a distracted or unsafe driver running a red light? That’s a blatant reason to hire a personal injury attorney and get what you deserve.

Worries about E-scooter-auto accidents sparks Florida legislation

Floridians and people across the U.S. have gotten caught up in the E-scooter craze. Enthusiasm about new and trendy items is not unusual, and using an E-scooter seems to be an enjoyable way to get from one place to another.

As with any advancement, there are inherent dangers that seem to be a step or two ahead of legislation and law enforcement. The danger of auto accidents involving E-scooters is garnering significant attention and those who have been injured or lost a loved either while riding one of these devices should think about how to recover compensation for all they have lost.

Florida dump truck accidents can cause injuries and death

Sharing the road with large vehicles can put people who are in passenger vehicles in jeopardy for serious injuries and death. Trucks are intimidating for a reason. They travel at significant speeds, their size can cause hefty damage, and drivers might be behaving illegally or recklessly. For people who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in truck accidents, having legal assistance is often critical for securing sufficient compensation.

One person died and another person was seriously injured when a dump truck crashed into their vehicle head-on. The accident happened in the mid-morning at around 10:25 a.m. According to the investigation, the truck crossed the median and hit the other vehicle. It is not known when the truck went into the opposite lanes. Both the driver and passenger in the vehicle were taken to the hospital. The driver was seriously hurt, but survived. The passenger died at the hospital. The driver of the dump truck did not have serious injuries and is cooperating with the investigation.

Auto accidents from marijuana use concerning after study results

Marijuana is a topic of discussion in Florida and across the nation. Many states have moved forward with decriminalization. Florida has not taken that step except in cases where it is used for medical purposes.

One concern with legalization is drivers who might get behind the wheel after using. As a recent survey from AAA shows, this is a legitimate fear with drivers readily admitting to driving within an hour after having used marijuana. Auto accidents due to a driver being under the influence can also happen after marijuana use and those who have been injured or lost a loved one should have assistance in pursuing a legal filing to be compensated.

Two things motorcyclists need to stay safe on two wheels

Whether you bike daily as a means of transportation or enjoy going on long cross-country rides, biking can be a great way to relieve stress and enjoy the outdoors.

While many are attracted to riding for the freedom it offers, motorcyclists know that there is a certain discipline required by the activity.

Motorcycle accidents can cause injuries and death in Florida

Florida residents enjoy riding motorcycles in this state. It is important for drivers of conventional vehicles and large trucks to keep a close eye on motorcyclists to avoid a crash. Since riders are so vulnerable, any accident can lead to catastrophic injuries.

One of the biggest dangers to riders is when a driver of a passenger vehicle is operating under the influence. When there are DUI motorcycle accidents, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must remember that they have the right to be compensated with a legal filing.

Auto accidents involving teens a summer concern in Florida

There are many dangers on the Florida roads, but one of the most worrisome is teen drivers who are lacking the experience and judgment to avoid auto accidents. This concern is exacerbated in the summer as more teens will be on the road.

Law enforcement and researchers are keenly aware of the combination of factors that make teen drivers one of the riskiest groups on the road. Despite their best efforts, however, crashes are sometimes unavoidable and those who have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident must be aware of how to move forward with a legal filing to be compensated.

Truck accidents can happen from unsecured lifts

When Floridians think of truck accidents, they will automatically imagine a collision between a large 18-wheel semi-truck and a passenger vehicle with all the negative connotations that go with such a crash. This is a natural reaction as many truck crashes happen in this way. However, there are other ways in which people can suffer injuries because of a truck.

If, for example, a load is not secured properly or a part of the truck that should have been locked was not, unsuspecting passersby in vehicles, on bicycles or pedestrians can suffer serious injuries and death. When this happens, it can be the basis for a lawsuit to be compensated.

Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries

In Tampa and across Florida, pedestrians are always in danger of being in auto accidents.

This has become more common as an increasing number of drivers are distracted by their cellphones when they are behind the wheel. While this is a major risk, other behaviors such as recklessness and driving under the influence have placed people in jeopardy for many years.

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